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Reading…? Why not? «What are teens reading tastes»
Think about your answers to these questions. How many books do you read a month? What was the last book you read? What was it about? What is the best book you`ve ever read? Have you read any books in English? Which ones? What stories or books did you enjoy when you were a child?
NEW WORDS Match the phrases in English with their equivalents. 1. to succeed in a) повлиять 2. to improve b) сильно взволновать 3. to explore c) воображение 4. to encourage d) образование 5. to influence e) скучный 6. to thrill f) информационный 7. to recommend g) преуспевать в 8. imagination h) улучшать 9. education i) образовательный 10. Informative j) успокаивающий 11. Enjoyable k) поощрять, поддерживать 12. Relaxing l) приятный 13. Educational m) исследовать 14. Boring n) рекомендовать
Genres People can read such kind of literature as: Fiction Nonfiction
Adventure stories Thriller books Crime/detective stories Fairy tales Fantasy Historical stories Classic novels Reference books Documentaries Poetry
horror stories humour ghost stories love stories/romance legends myths science fiction travel stories true stories realistic teenage fiction cook books
Choose the types of stories from the box to complete the definitions. Science fiction, thriller, autobiography, war story, horror story, spy story, ghost story. 1. An … is a story of a person’s life, written by that person. 2. A … is a book about crime. 3. A … story is about events in the future. 4. A … is about a period of fighting between countries or states. 5. A … is a book which makes people frightened.
Match the genres of the books and their description Romance Detective story History book Adventure story Fantasy Fairy tale Science fiction Horror story Aliens, spaceships, trips to the moon and star wars. Vampires ,witches, ghosts and scary events. Love and hate. A happy ending… Criminals, robbers ,killers. There is always a clever policeman, who catches them in the end. Things that happened in the past. Pirates, cowboys faraway islands, lost treasure ,a lot of danger. Wizards ,witches and other magic objects and words. The plot is complicated. Princes and princesses, very bad witches and magic animals that help people.
And now guess what kind of book it is, listening to the definitions: - a long written story about modern people and events - a book about some person’s life - a story in which frightening and often unnatural things happen - words of language with the information about their meanings, pronunciation, etc. - facts about almost anything and everything - a story about events, sometimes invented, which happened to someone somewhere - a short story that teaches a lesson, a story in which animals or objects speak - a book or a play that tells a very exciting story especially of crime and violence - a book about untrue scientific events - a book about American frontier of the nineteenth century
Questions for you: 1. What kind of books do you like? classical literature, science fiction, modern literature, historical books, fiction, detective books, fantasy, romance.
How do you choose a book? I choose books by genre. I follow my parents` advice. I choose a book by the author. I choose a book by the title. I look at the pictures on the cover. I only read books that are recommended by friends. I read the blurb first.
Reading books improve vocabulary and writing skills. Books help us to solve the problems of our life. We learn a lot of new facts about famous people, lands and countries from books. Books help us to make new friends. Books are useful because they learn us to plan our time and life. Reading books is a popular hobby of people of different ages. Books have beautiful pictures and photos. Books are good way to relax and to spend free time in a useful way. Books help pupils to study better and help to decide the type of person I want to be. Books help to learn more about other cultures, countries and peoples of the world, to discover a lot of new things, to explore new ideas.